Spicy Lime Pulled Chicken Tacos w/Tangy Slaw

I wrote this post nearly 2 months ago and am just getting around to publishing it. With every passing day, our situation changes a bit more. Some feelings from this moment resonate still and others already feel almost foreign, like a little part of my history. All that most of us really want is to … Continue reading Spicy Lime Pulled Chicken Tacos w/Tangy Slaw

Still Your Mind: Pork Tenderloin with Cider Dijon Sauce

Does anybody need a minute to take a deep, full breath? I need about 70. In through your nose, hold, out through your mouth. Make sure your stomach expands like a beer gut, pulling air down and into your lungs. Like people all over the world, my refrigerator is currently full of food. I am … Continue reading Still Your Mind: Pork Tenderloin with Cider Dijon Sauce

Honeymoon Across the Globe: Melbourne Food Heaven

My blogs are currently being posted on a 2-month delay. Please remember that Australia is still experiencing a devastating bush fire season as a direct result of climate change. Re-posting this article with links for local relief organizations to donate to, if you can! We woke up to the faint sound of birds. I was … Continue reading Honeymoon Across the Globe: Melbourne Food Heaven

Honeymoon Across the Globe: Shipwreck Coast, Port Fairy & Australian Country

Before I share this post, I want to clarify that I am blogging at a nearly 2-month delay. Since our departure from Australia, they have experienced a devastating wildfire season. 14 million acres of land has been burned (7x the acres burned in the 2018 California wildfires) and almost half a billion animals have been … Continue reading Honeymoon Across the Globe: Shipwreck Coast, Port Fairy & Australian Country

Honeymoon Across the Globe: Wallabies, Snakes & 12 Apostles Sunsets

The next morning, we decided to brave another beautiful lookout in town that sat at the top of a *ahem* hill equally as steep as yesterday’s. We were better prepared this time and the groans of the car were less of a shock. Once again, it was worth the sweeping views from high above tiny … Continue reading Honeymoon Across the Globe: Wallabies, Snakes & 12 Apostles Sunsets

Honeymoon Across the Globe: Great Ocean Road Koalas and “The Top Pub”

The next day we started off at the infamous breakfast buffet that our hotel dude had raved about. It did, in fact, have the exact styles of milk and brands of cereal that he rattled off like a computer. The woman at the front desk during checkout gave us some tips for our drive ahead, … Continue reading Honeymoon Across the Globe: Great Ocean Road Koalas and “The Top Pub”

Honeymoon Across the Globe: Bellarine Wine Tour & Great Ocean Road

Honeymooning with Sara and Katie is never as simple as relaxing on a beach. After four days of lackadaisical living in Fiji and sipping sunlight through our pores it was time to hop onto another airplane. The rest of our trip would be centered on driving the Great Ocean Road from Melbourne to Port Fairy … Continue reading Honeymoon Across the Globe: Bellarine Wine Tour & Great Ocean Road

Honeymoon Across the Globe: Fiji Sunsets & a Kava Ceremony

We woke up by 7am with little effort. Jetlag or island time? The resort goes quiet so early at night and you just roll with it. We dug into a buffet breakfast and then went to grab a 2-person kayak before the rest of the crowd descended upon them. There was a small island not … Continue reading Honeymoon Across the Globe: Fiji Sunsets & a Kava Ceremony

Honeymoon Across the Globe: Fiji Waters & Island Hopping

There are no words that can adequately describe the feeling after your wedding when you are no longer “planning” anything. Your brain hangs in list-making limbo while you polish off the reception wine that you bought a case too much of. I felt so content in those days afterward but also desperately needed to hibernate. … Continue reading Honeymoon Across the Globe: Fiji Waters & Island Hopping

Feed the Void: Zoodles with Mushrooms, Lemon & Parmesan

The summer’s coming to a close. The deep, thick layer of humidity is slowly dissipating, threaded with small shards of crisp fall that desperately want to make their presence known. Everything feels slow for a short while longer. September is creeping in, eager to launch us back into fast-forward, amused by how nonchalant our brains … Continue reading Feed the Void: Zoodles with Mushrooms, Lemon & Parmesan